Category Archives: Travel

“It Is Enough to Enter” by Todd Boss

Blogger’s Note:  I borrowed this poem from the poetry book “Pitch” by Todd Boss, copyright 2012 by Todd Boss, published by W.W. Norton & Company. It Is Enough to Enter the templar halls of museums, for example, or the chambers of churches, … Continue reading

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The Funny Green Phone in Prague

On our first night in Prague, we stayed in a hotel room with a really funny-looking phone. It’s so ugly that it’s cute, and I want to share it with you today: Since that trip in 2007, I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Dreaming of Springtime in Europe (or anywhere)

January 29, 2013 BAD NEWS FIRST It’s winter in Minnesota, so it’s cold, snowy, icy, generally miserable, and almost uninhabitable. Tomorrow, our high temp is forecasted to be 1 degree Fahrenheit. My driveway is pure ice. NOW, FOR THE GOOD NEWS … Continue reading

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Seeing Fish Underwater, or, Why I Read Books and Poetry

I’ve just finished a book that made me cry a good old-fashioned Cry—a sit on the couch, blow-your-nose, cry-some-more, laugh-a-little, read-the-ending-again, cry-some-more, real Cry. Why do people cry over good books? I’m not sad. I’m not exactly happy. I am … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Salesperson

Today I had sort of a long boring day as a salesperson. I drove 2-1/2 hours to a customer who just had to see me in person. I got to his office right on time. Then I waited for him for … Continue reading

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Pottery from Czech Republic

A couple months ago I decided to blog about the miscellaneous and beloved pieces of pottery that I’ve collected these last few years. But then I only got around to posting one piece, so far. So here’s another. This little … Continue reading

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How old is too old to travel to Ireland?

How do you know that you’re too old to take a trip far away from home? How much trouble it is worth to see new places and have new experiences in a foreign land? What if you love going places, … Continue reading

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